Lagos, Nigeria
Circa 1995


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Birth by our love for food, DVees was founded by four sisters; the Aghoghovbia Girls. The name DVees was coined from the fact all our names start with the letter ‘V’, The Vees eventually became DVees. Growing up with parents who showered us with love, food was one of their expressions. We spent many nights ‘gisting’, laughing and creating beautiful recipes, many times with mum and dad. It is no surprise food became a big part of our lives.

Our love for food is our family heritage. We grew up with a dad who loves good food. We had numerous cooking and baking sessions with him, from making crab soup to homemade cakes. He always came home with food from the latest restaurant he discovered or the staples like suya from the family country club in Lagos; Ikoyi Club. While he encouraged the flare for the western twist, Mum made sure we knew how to throw it down in the kitchen African style. With her occasional and often spontaneously organised cooking lessons, we were well equipped to prepare authentic African dishes.

Our love for food has built a desire to share our rich culture and heritage which celebrates food, our unique burst of flavours and the ingenuity of West African cooking. We are passionate about pioneering West African fine dining and flavours through the creation of unique products.

At DVees we say, “An exceptional culinary experience is better with laughter and great company”.

We hope you enjoy, preferably with family and friends!



London, England 2016

London, England